On Saturday and Sunday last in Regensburg in Germany Niamh Whelan Ferrybank competed in sprint races and had good performances.On Saturday she won a 200 metres graded race in 24.32 seconds ,and on Sunday in a graded 100 metres she won her heat and was second in the final n 11.81 seconds
Two junior and one u 23 All Ireland titles won
In Tullamore on Saturday the All Ireland Junior and under 23 Championships were held and there was a small entry from Waterford but nevertheless good results and three winners. For Waterford Grace Furlong won the u 23 triple jump with 11.75 metres and was second in the long jump,Emily O'Mahony won the junior triple jump with 11.38 metres -a personal best- and Fergus O'Brien was second in te 3000 metres junior steeplechase, Mollie Jean Hutchinson Ferrybank won the 3000 metres junior steeplechase convincingly in 11 minutes 31.07 seconds and Denise O'Connor Tramore was second in the under 23 400 metres hurdles.Cathal Scanlon from Waterford who competes with Leevale Cork won the junior javelin with a throw of 51.21metres.
All Ireland Juvenile winners
In Tullamore on Sunday the first day of the All Ireland Juvenile Track and Field Championships u13 to 19 went ahead with a number of Waterford athletes competing. There were two winners the ever consistent Lucy Holmes West Waterford had a fine win in the 800 metres u 18 in 2.15. and Emily Myers Waterford AC won the u 19 hammer in style.Silver medals went to Jake Bagge Ferybank u 19 800m, Hannah Burke u 19 steeplechase,Sophie Crowley u 16 high jump both Waterford, Averil Buckley Finisk Valley u14 hammer and bronze medals went to Katie Nolke u16 high jump and Paula Igwe u 17 hurdles both Ferrybank.
Aislinn has double in Derby
On Saturday and Sunday last at the Disability Sport England Junior Championships Aislinn O'Regan West Waterford won the shot putt and discus
World University Games
The World University Games continue until Sunday next July 14 th in Napoli and Kate Veale West Waterford is entered in the 20 km Walk. Kate has been injured and is listed to compete on Friday morning all going well.
European u 23 Championships
Two Waterford athletes Barry Keane Waterford AC in the10,000 metres and Miceál Power West Waterford in the 5000 metres are named on the Irish under 23 team for the European Championships in Gavle, Sweden from Thursday next July 11th to Sunday 14th July,First int action on the evening of day 1 Thursday will be Barry Keane in the 10,000 metres final facing 29 competitors, Barry has a best time this season of 29.12.4 and the lead time in the event is 28.30 but many more are in or around Barry's time Miceál Power is in action in eving on Saturday in the 5,000 metres final facing 28.His best time this year is 14.04.19 and the lead time is 13.22 but again a few are around the same time as Miceál,we wish both well.
All Ireland Juvenile again this week end.
Tullamore is the venue on Saturday and Sunday next for Day 2 and 3 of The All Ireland Juvenile Track and Field Championships u 13 to 19 which begin both days at 10 am and many athletes from Waterford clubs will compete with quite a few expected to be prominent.
Other July Track and Field Fixtures
Saturday 20 th Schools International Swansea, Sunday 21 st All Ireland B Juvenile Championships and relays Tullamore. Saturday/Sunday July 26th and Sunday 27th All Ireland Senior Championships Santry
Two road races come up in the locality on the last two Fridays of July. On the 19 th its the Ballymacarberry 5 miles at 7.30 pm part of the Intersport Elvery's/Asics Series and on the 26 th the final race in the Outfield Sports Series the Piltown at 7.30 pm.